How Do I Know If My Medication Is Recalled?

What drug has been recalled?

What blood pressure drugs have been recalled.

Valsartan.

There have been so many types of valsartan recalled this year that the FDA has created a website listing just for them.

The latest is American Health Packaging’s 160 mg valsartan tablets, lot number 179791 that expire on March 31, 2020..

How many drugs have been recalled?

On average, about 4,500 drugs and devices are pulled from U.S. shelves each year. The recalled products have U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and in many cases, are widely ingested, injected or implanted before being recalled.

Who is responsible for drug recalls?

FDAIn a drug recall, the manufacturer of a prescription drug or over-the-counter medicine takes its product off the market. Sometimes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requests the recall, while at other times the recall is initiated by the manufacturer. Either way, the FDA plays a key role in the process.

What thyroid medications have been recalled?

Two lots of the thyroid tablets are being recalled after testing found the lots to be subpotent. Acella Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of 1 lot of 15-mg and 1 lot of 120-mg NP Thyroid, thyroid tablets, USP [levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3)] to the consumer level because of subpotency.

What happens when a medication is recalled?

What happens next? A recall triggers an investigation process at pharmacies. “When medications are recalled, the manufacturer, lot number, and expiration date are reported in the recall. The pharmacies can see if that particular medication was actually dispensed from the pharmacy.

How do I know if my medication has been tampered with?

Over-the-counter and nonprescription medicines are packaged so you can easily notice signs of tampering….Signs of packaging tamperingBreaks, cracks, or holes in the outer or inner wrapping or protective cover or seal.Outer or inner covering appears to have been disturbed, unwrapped, or replaced.More items…